Recipes - Fish Curry – Mangalorean Type



Fish Required:

1 kg King Fish (Surmai) /White Pomfret or Lady Fish



4 tbsp. coconut milk powder mixed in little warm water

1 – 2 tbsp. vinegar

Salt to taste

4 tbsp. sun flower oil for seasoning



1 medium size onion

1 medium size tomato

¼” ginger

4 cloves garlic                                                  

3 green chilies                                      

1 to 2 tbsp. vinegar

Seasoning: 1 medium size onion


For Masala:

6 kashmiri chilies                                  

3 short chilies (round type)                       

4 long red chilies

6 tbsps. fresh grated coconut 

¼ tsp. turmeric                         

1 ¼ tbsp. coriander seeds

½ tsp. jeera

3 pepper corns

½ tsp. raw rice

1 medium onion

1 small clove garlic                                  

¼” ginger

Small ball of tamarind




Clean the fish & cut into pieces & keep aside. Grind ingredients of masala into a fine paste & keep aside.  Clean mixer / grinder with little water & keep aside.  Cut onion into thick slices. Slit green chilies lengthwise, cut ginger into small pieces cut each garlic flake into 3 pieces, peal tomato skin by heating tomato on fire & cut into pieces. Cut the onion for seasoning in to thin slices.  Heat oil in a vessel.  Fry onion till brown. Put the masala water, which is kept aside & cut-ups except onion, boil till green chilly changes colour. Add fish, ground masala and the onion which is cut into thick slices. Add required quantity of water, vinegar and salt.  When the curry starts boiling add coconut milk and put off the fire. Serve hot with boiled Rice.

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  • Beatrice Lewis, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 03 2024

    Tried this recipe with King Fish, it is different from the normal recipes since it has rice -turned out very tasty. Did not use the coconut juice used coconut only. Thank you so much for this recipe. Beatrice

  • Anjoom Santosh, Ixe

    Thu, Sep 28 2023

    Tried and it turned out so well

  • Sushan Gupta, Bandra, Mumbai

    Fri, May 28 2021

    This is really amazing! First time I made this style of fish at home and couldn't believe how amazing it was! I made it with salmon though, didn’t have access to the others. ~ sushant gupta defsys

  • Reema, Canada

    Sat, Sep 02 2017

    Can we use powdered spices instead of whole spices.

  • Rose, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 25 2013

    Madam Auri (Averyl)
    Kindly introduce the fish recipes of traditional type. We are not finding that simple recipes prepared in villages by the older people (grany).


    Mon, May 14 2012

    As i cook veg all the time,and i wanted to eat fish for long time that too same as moms style i.e. mangalorean style. i read ur receipe its amazing and i tried it . its yummy thank u for sharing this receipe

  • mangalorean fish curry, vinny

    Thu, Jun 30 2011

    hi celine - viewed your receipe and so have to try this way - but to let u know to keep in touch - keep your unique receipes posted - regds

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